Winter Turkey and Corn Chili

For our Blue Mountain holiday potluck lunch, we all brought in dishes and voted on our favorites.  Artist Aaron Brudvig was the winner.  Here’s his tasty recipe for winter turkey and corn chili. 

Winter Turkey and Corn Chili

1 tbsp  vegetable oil
2 lbs   ground turkey
4   green onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp  chili powder
1/2 tsp  dried oregano
Pinch  cayenne pepper
2   roasted red bell peppers, diced (available in a jar)
2 tbsp  pickled jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
3   cloves garlic, minced
1   bay leaf
1   can navy beans or white kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1   can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1.5 cups  frozen corn kernels
1.5 cups  chicken stock
1/2 cup  chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp  lime juice
1 tbsp  granulated sugar
salt to taste
sour cream
a few dashes of liquid smoke (optional)

1. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add ground turkey and green onions; cook, breaking up meat with spatula, 4 to 6 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.  Add chili powder, oregano and  cayenne; cook 1 minute longer. With a slotted spoon transfer mixture to slow cooker.
2. Add red peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, bay leaf, beans, corn, and stock; stir to combine. (optional liquid smoke)
3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.  Discard bay leaf. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, sugar and salt. Cover and cook on High 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream.